Dad Says Teen Daughter Bit By Shark Off NC Coast

The father of a 13-year-old girl says she was bitten by a shark off a North Carolina beach and needed 40 stitches.

Mike Parker told The StarNews of Wilmington that his daughter Kendall was in waist-deep water Saturday at Wrightsville Beach when she felt something bite her arm.

Parker says a doctor who helped stitch up the wound says it appeared to come from a 4- or 5-foot-long sand tiger shark.

Parker says his daughter was released from the hospital, but might need surgery to repair a damaged tendon.

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